‘Doubters and haters will only make me better’ – Aina hits back at Torino fans



The Super Eagle played a vital role to help the team advance to the next stage of the domestic cup competition

Nigeria international defender Olu Aina has hit back at a section of Torino fans for booing him in the Coppa Italia fixture against Cremonese on Sunday.

The 24-year-old defender was part of the team that registered a victory against their visitors, who had to play with a man less after the dismissal of Jaime Baez Stabile for two bookable offences. 

Aina was one of the players who scored a penalty in the shoot-out that ended 4-1 in his team’s favour, after a goalless draw in regulation and extra time.

But he was unimpressed with how some of the supporters behaved when he had the ball. 

He has further challenged his teammates and club as a whole to stay united despite the obstacles coming their way.

“To all the Torino fans that were booing or whistling whenever I got the ball [on Sunday night], ‘thank you,'” Aina posted on his official social media account.

“Doubters and haters will only make me better, we move. As a club, we should always stay together no matter what.”